Coaching Association of Canada

Baseball Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada have partnered to offer online training for initiation baseball coaches

Ottawa (February 25, 2016) – Baseball Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) have come together to create Coach Initiation in Baseball, an online module for beginner baseball coaches.

Coach Initiation in Baseball is designed to introduce the key coaching concepts and educational tools that are the foundation of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). The training module is presented in two parts:

  1. A multi-sport section that covers the fundamentals of coaching, including long-term athlete development, ethics, coaching motivation, and athlete safety and wellness.
  2. A baseball-specific section that further educates coaches in skill development of young baseball athletes including throwing and receiving, baserunning, game strategies, and hitting.

The online module remains an excellent informational resource for coaches, which they can revisit at any time after its successful completion.

“We are pleased to launch an enhanced version of the online initiation module for baseball coaches, in collaboration with the Coaching Association of Canada,” said André Lachance, Business and Sport Development Director with Baseball Canada. “This new version will promote learning through greater interaction, making the experience even more positive. This module will prepare coaches for the various clinics offered by Baseball Canada within the NCCP and will offer them a multitude of resources to make their coaching experience even more positive.”

The cost to take Coach Initiation in Baseball is $37.45, tax included.

“The Coaching Association of Canada and Baseball Canada are proud to present this updated version of the Coach Initiation in Baseball learning module as an excellent resource and introduction to the NCCP for the next generation of baseball coaches,” said Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer of the CAC. “We look forward to sharing the multi-sport component of the training module later this year as a beneficial first step for new coaches or parents interested in getting involved in coaching, whichever the sport they’re involved in.”

Click here to take the Coach Initiation in Baseball online module and begin your coach education journey with the NCCP!

About the Coaching Association of Canada
The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter and on Facebook.

About Baseball Canada
Federally incorporated in 1964 as the Canadian Federation of Amateur Baseball, Baseball Canada is the national governing body for baseball in Canada and is made up of 10 provincial  associations representing players, coaches and umpires nationwide. Baseball Canada is a member of both the Canadian Olympic Committee and the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). It is funded and recognized by Sport Canada and Heritage Canada, and is recognized by Revenue Canada as having charitable status. For more information, please visit


For more information, please contact:

Michel Hachey
Manager, Communications
Coaching Association of Canada
613.235.5000, ext. 2382

André Lachance
Business and Sport Development Director –
Women’s National Team Manager
Baseball Canada